6.79 Publishing Information: SEN Information Report’ is contained within the SEN Policy – updated 09/2018

SEN Policy – This policy is a statement of the arrangements for inclusion and SEN within Cumbria Futures Federation and at Solway Community School. It has been written in response to the legal framework and guidance which is driving greater inclusion -in particular, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001), the Special Educational Needs-Code of Practice(2001) and Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (2014).

Cumbria Futures Federation and Solway Community School is committed to providing an appropriate and quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs (SEN) have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.

We are committed to inclusion. Part of the school’s strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to

Learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners.

We pride ourselves on the community of our school, where everyone can take part because there are not barriers but different ways of doing.

Solutions not problems.

Equality is not treating everyone the same, but everyone having the same opportunities.

If you wish to talk with us about inclusion please contact Graham Wigginton (Inclusion Manager) at the school.


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